Harry Lawrence Freeman (October 9, 1869, Cleveland, Ohio — March 21, 1954, New York City) was a United States opera composer, conductor, impresario and teacher. He was the first African-American to write an opera (Epthalia, 1891) that was successfully produced. Continue Reading →
As part of its popular Christ Chapel Chamber Series, The Riverside Church will feature The New American Quartet for “Mystic Autumn,” a program of jazz inspired by the Kabbalah, Judaism’s book of mysticism. Continue Reading →
Singer-songwriter, dancer/choreographer, actress, Harlem native, and G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings artist Teyana Taylor’s debut album VII arrives in stores November 4, 2014.
With Jamison Ross, drums; Yasushi Nakamura, bass; Chris Pattishall, piano & Special Guests Mike Rodriguez, trumpet and Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone It has been almost two years since the 26-year-old drummer Jamison Ross took first place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, jazz’s number one spotlight for rising talent. Continue Reading →
A fixture on the American gospel and pop music scenes, Mavis Staples and her musical family provided a soundtrack to the Civil Rights movement. Continue Reading →
This nurse heals with his voice. Brazilian-born tenor Luiz Meneghin, a former contestant on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” wowed hundreds of elderly nursing home residents with his operatic vocals during a pop-up performance in East Harlem on Friday.
We love this song by American Idol participant and Harlem resident Caleb Hawley “Seeing Colors”. It’s a story about his living in Harlem, the reaction of people to him and his reaction to them. Continue Reading →